Tai Chi, a soft martial arts style that has a strong Chinese roots, can be defined in many ways. The Mandarin term tai chi chuan means great extremes boxing, boundless fist, supreme ultimate fist or the ultimate. The origin of this martial arts is still not well-established, just like the other Chinese martial arts like Kung Fu. This may be due to the rich and long background of related matters at this region.
The main goal of tai chi is to teach you how to deal with stress by relaxing your mind and calming your body before you act out on your thoughts. Through proper breathing and the movements that will be taught by the master, you will be able to achieve such state and this can also be used for meditation and other health purposes. This can also help you defend yourself in times of trouble by teaching you about how you will be able to deflect the intentions of your attacker.